Cease From Anger

anger

An angry man is one who’s lost his way,

Adrift within a storm of wrath and hate.

The steady wind of spirit does not sway

To gently guide him through the narrow gate.

We all know someone quick to stew and scowl,

A powder keg just waiting for a spark.

Please love them though their grace has gone afoul,

But don’t let them pull you into their dark.

If you’re an angry person there is hope;

Submit yourself to Jesus all the time.

He’ll lead you to the ways that help you cope;

He is the rope thrown down to help you climb.

The evil men commit is anger made

And leads to certain death where Hell is laid.

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Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Psalm 37:8 KJV

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5 comments on “Cease From Anger

  1. Dorothy Sittler says:

    Jay, the angry man needs to forgive, forgive, forgive, forgive. Matthew 6:12-15; Mark 11:25
    Unforgiveness is like causing the toilet to overflow. Minirth Meyers at Mayo Clinic Co Dependency book
    EzekiEL 18:2 says anger brings bitterness too. Forgiveness is the balm of Gilead for all this.

    • jaytharding says:

      I agree that someone consumed with anger should forgive. Without Christ, forgiveness is an empty shell, soon blown away by the next storm. I advocate submission first, complete dependency upon the Lord, and then forgiveness is a natural fruit of that: rich,full and healing.

  2. Karen says:

    submission, & forgiveness go hand in hand. i’m not sure you can do one without the other. Thanks for your poetry!

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